World No.1 Iga Swiatek assumed the mantle as first seed but has been eliminated in the fourth round at Melbourne Park.
The Sporting News takes a look at the women's seedings at the Australian Open.
How do the Australian Open seedings work?
Just like the other three Grand Slams, the Australian Open uses the current WTA women's rankings to determine the women's seed order - which is 32 players.
Organisers usually take the WTA rankings from the previous Monday before the tournament begins.
French Open and US Open have had the same system for seedings in recent times, but Wimbledon only recently moved over to it in 2021.
Until the 2021 tournament, Wimbledon organisers had used a computer-based system favouring grass court results to decide the seedings, giving players who had gone far at Wimbledon the previous year an advantage.
Tennis rankings Australian Open 2023
The women's seedings at the Australian Open generally reflect the women's WTA rankings.
Only one player outside of the top 32 was seeded.
Confirmed women's Australian Open 2023 singles seedings and eliminations